James Gibson Swisher

by Paul Ridenour

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Created 1/09/2013
Updated 7/29/2013


My 5th great grandmother Mary (Swisher) Jones is an aunt of Texas Patriot James Gibson Swisher of Swisher County.  A street in Austin is also named after him.  Mary Swisher was married to War of 1812 Patriot Jeremiah Jones.
James Gibson Swisher signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.
Historical marker -
Swisher County
Marker Title: Swisher County
Address: Austin & 2nd St.
City: Tulia
County: Swisher
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: S.E. corner of Courthouse Square, Austin & 2nd Street, Tulia.
Marker Text: Formed from Young and Bexar territories. Created: August 21, 1876.
Organized: July 17, 1890. Named in honor of James Gibson Swisher, 1794-1864.
Conspicuous for gallantry at the storming of Bexar, 1835. Signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence, 1836. County seat, Tulia


James Gibson Swisher

Swisher County Historical Marker

Texas Declaration of Independence - 59 signers

James Gibson Swisher Signature